Timeline of Joseph Saberton : Civil War Unsung Heroes

  • Birth of Joseph Saberton

    Birth of Joseph Saberton
    Born in Chatteris, England.
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    Life of Joseph Saberton

  • Immigration to the United States

    Immigration to the United States
    Immigrated to the United States from England, circa late 1840's early 1850's.
  • Enlisted in the US Army

    Enlisted in the US Army
    Joseph Saberton enlisted in the United States Army at Evansville for three years.
  • Charged for Mutiny

    Charged for Mutiny
    Charged for raising an uproar, disturbance, resisting the authority, and disobeying the orders, and using his gun in a threatening manner. Sentenced to one year hard labor with ball and chain around hs leg, foreiture of all pay and dishonorable discharge.
  • Relief from court martial

    Relief from court martial
    (circa after 6-7) In Saberton's file is a request for "order to relieve Joseph Saberton from penalty of Court Martial as such s recorded becaus ef gallant conduct at Pittsburg battle." This was given and Saberton was allowed to serve with his unit.
  • Battle of Pittsburg (aka Battle of Shiloh)

    Battle of Pittsburg (aka Battle of Shiloh)
    Was present and fought during the Battle of Pittsburg, uninjured.
  • Siege of Corinth

    Siege of Corinth
    Fought in the Siege of Corinth, MIssissippi. Survived without wounds.
  • Evacuation From LaGrange

    Evacuation From LaGrange
    What the evacuation would have looked like (without tourists)He was part of the evacuation from LaGrange, his infantry was sent back to Memphis by Gen. Sherman.
  • Marched to Bolivar Tennessee from Memphis

    Marched to Bolivar Tennessee from Memphis
    He and his troops marched for over 60 miles, in eleven days, to Bolivar from Memphis.
  • Preparing for an ambush

    Preparing for an ambush
    Preparing for an attack from the Confederate troops, under order of General Breckenridge, at Bolivar Tennessee. Confederates have at least 30,000 men, while the Union has just recieved four train loads of men to Bolivar.
  • Battle at Hatchie's Bridge

    Battle at Hatchie's Bridge
    Fought in the battle of Hatchie's Bridge (aka Davis Bridge), and was uninjured.
  • Part of Preperation of the Battle of Davis Mlls

    Part of Preperation of the Battle of Davis Mlls
    He and his regiment were transfered to Davis Mills to guard a railroad crossing that was critical for General Grant's push to Vicksburg.
  • Five Months Pay is Due

    Five Months Pay is Due
    About soldier pay during the Civil WarAt this point in the war, Joseph has not been payed for five months and has over $100.00 due to him.
  • Stays at mill

    Stays at mill
    Description of cornmealHis group stays at an abandoned mill, where there is so much ground corn meal that they don't know what to do with it.
  • Put on provost guard

    Put on provost guard
    Was put on provost guard for good behavior and bravery in the battle field.
  • Part of his pay is stopped

    Part of his pay is stopped
    Part of his pay is stopped for drunkness and not doing proper work.
  • Start of Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

    Start of Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
    Was present in June of 1863, when Memphis, Tennessee issued a law forcing all citizens to take an oath of allegiance to the union, or be sent out side the border. This led to Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction.
  • Present at The Grand Procession of Loyal Men.

    Present at The Grand Procession of Loyal Men.
    Present at the anniversary celebration of the Battle of Memphis. It was a large procession with many people involved, celebrating the Battle of Memphis in 1862.
  • Re-enlists to the Union Army

    Re-enlists to the Union Army
    He re-enlisted after his first three years were up.
  • Deserts hospital

    Deserts hospital
    Deserted from the hospital on the 20th and is recorded as getting married three days later.
  • Returns to regiment

    Returns to regiment
    He returnd to his regiment in Decatur, Alabama. He was guarded all the way back, but was cleared of everything (deserting).
  • Battle of Jonesborough

    Battle of Jonesborough
    He was fighting during the Battle of Jonesborough (Aug. 31st-Sept. 1st, 1864) was not injured or killed.
  • Injured

    Injured
  • Marries Caroline McFalls

    Marries Caroline McFalls
    marriage recordsIs recorded marrying Caroline McFalls, with no record of death or divorce of his first wife Mary Simpson Saberton.
  • Death of Joseph Saberton

    Death of Joseph Saberton
    Definition of pension His wife applied for his pension after his death.